LIVERSEDGE got back on track in the NPL East Division on Tuesday night, but not without a scare.

They lost their first league game in over two years when they went down 2-0 at Yorkshire Amateur on Saturday.

Jonathan Rimmington’s side were still four points clear at the summit despite that defeat, and they had the chance to go seven ahead when they hosted Shildon on Tuesday.

It was a tame first half, with Shildon’s Joe Posthill going closest just before the break with a shot that went just wide.

Sedge dominated the start of the second half though, and Gav Allott should have put them in front when he blazed over inside the box after being put through by Ben Atkinson.

It was another Atkinson who opened the scoring moments later though, with David Atkinson heading home from a clever Shildon free-kick routine.

But his namesake soon equalised, with Ben able to level for Sedge after looping the ball over keeper Shaun Newbrook from close range.

Posthill almost put the visitors back in front when he broke forward and flashed a low shot just wide, and instead it was Allott who atoned for his earlier miss by giving the hosts the lead.

Joe Walton had a shot saved after Shildon made a mess of heading a long ball away, but Allott was on hand to turn home the rebound.

Lewis Whitham and Alfie Raw both missed late chances to extend Sedge’s lead, but in the end, they got the three points they were craving.

One team in dire need of three points was Farsley Celtic, but they did not get them on Tuesday night, losing 2-1 at Kidderminster Harriers.

The defeat means they remain just five points clear of the National League North relegation zone.